Fiction

Stone Golem:

It’s time for the last golem. Will it be an interesting one? Probably not! Let’s find out!

Stone golems have pretty much no lore. It’s just two descriptive paragraphs of how flexible they are in construction and how powerful they can be. It’s just like the iron golem; brief, pointless, and boring. Next.

Design: Angery Statue

Why must they all look so angry?

This looks like something you’d see in an Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider game. You’d do an elaborate puzzle to open its eye or mouth or something and there’d be a gemstone inside. Once you took it out, the room would start to shake, the statue would come to life, and you’d probably fight it. Or run away while everything collapses.

That description sounds much more interesting than the design itself. It’s just an angry looking statue. A fun set piece, a staple in any treasure hunting story? Yes. Original and creative? Far from it.

Stats: Statue Smash

This guy isn’t as durable as the iron golem. Stone can’t compare to iron, after all. Still, it has a decently high AC and a large pool of HP that would be enough to make any player sweat. Especially when combined to its long list of immunities (poison, psychic, all melee that isn’t magical/adamantine, conditions), immunity to form changing spells, and advantage for all spell effects.

The rest is fairly simple. It has a decently powerful slam attack that it can use twice per turn. That, or it can cast Slow, cutting a victim’s speed in half and leaving them with only one action per turn. Aside from that, it’s a very straight-forward slug fest. Fun for a time, but fairly boring.

Placement

This may be one of the most boring monsters we’ve discussed so far. It has no thrilling lore, its design isn’t especially memorable, and its stats make for a long and somewhat boring fight. Definitely the least interesting golem of the lot.

With all that in mind, let’s put the Stone Golem on the Best of the Bestiary!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Dragon Turtle
  4. Green Dragons
  5. Red Dragons
  6. Blue Dragons
  7. Black Dragons
  8. White Dragons
  9. Silver Dragons
  10. Couatl
  11. Behir
  12. Aboleth
  13. Bronze Dragons
  14. Brass Dragons
  15. Copper Dragons
  16. Gold Dragons
  17. Chuul
  18. Gibbering Mouther
  19. Chimera
  20. Death Knight
  21. Fomorian
  22. Bone Devil
  23. Dracolich
  24. Faerie Dragon
  25. Ankheg
  26. Storm Giant
  27. Hill Giant
  28. Empyrean
  29. Efreeti
  30. Dao
  31. Cloud Giant
  32. Drow (all four of ’em)
  33. Shadow Demon
  34. Marilith
  35. Drider
  36. Aarackockra
  37. Azer
  38. Demilich
  39. Spectator
  40. Marid
  41. Cambion
  42. Fire Giant
  43. Animated Armor
  44. Banshee
  45. Basilisk
  46. Yochlol
  47. Bulette
  48. Cloaker
  49. Darkmantle
  50. Doppelganger
  51. Ghoul and Ghast
  52. Ettin
  53. Pit Fiend
  54. Erinyes
  55. Chain Devil
  56. Bearded Devil
  57. Barbed Devil
  58. Spined Devil
  59. Ice Devil
  60. Djinni
  61. Nalfeshnee
  62. Glabrezu
  63. Chasme
  64. Barlgura
  65. Horned Devil
  66. Balor
  67. Shadow Dragon
  68. Vrock
  69. Dretch
  70. Gnolls (all three)
  71. Goristro
  72. Hezrou
  73. Manes
  74. Frost Giant
  75. Duergar
  76. Quasit
  77. Dryad
  78. Flumph
  79. Goblin
  80. Githyanki
  81. Planetar
  82. Imp
  83. Clay Golem
  84. Flameskull
  85. Displacer Beast
  86. Carrion Crawler
  87. Githzerai
  88. Rug of Smothering
  89. Bugbear Chief
  90. Bugbear
  91. Flesh Golem
  92. Vine Blight
  93. Twig Blight
  94. Needle Blight
  95. Bullywug
  96. Ettercap
  97. Gas Spore
  98. Cockatrice
  99. Lemure
  100. Solar
  101. Deva
  102. Cyclops
  103. Centaur
  104. Ghost
  105. Fire Elemental
  106. Water Elemental
  107. Air Elemental
  108. Stone Giant
  109. Deep Gnome
  110. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  111. Iron Golem
  112. Stone Golem <——————–
  113. Earth Elemental
  114. Galeb Duhr
  115. Flying Sword
  116. Crawling Claw
  117. Violet Fungus
  118. Shrieker
  119. Gargoyle

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